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Tam T. Nguyen
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Tam Nguyen is a member of the technical staff of the Robotic Software Systems Group - Mobility and Robotic Systems Section. He joined JPL in 1980 and has worked on various space flight missions such as the flight experiments on-board the Space Shuttle, the 1996 Mars Path Finder (MPF), and the 2003 Mars Exploration Rover (MER). He has also participated in numerous robotic wheeled vehicle research projects.

He is currently involved with the operations of the MER Project.

  • M.S. - Electrical Engineering (1982) - California State University, Long Beach.
  • B.S. - Physics and Chemistry (1973) - Faculty of Sciences, University of Saigon, VietNam.
  • Diploma (B.S. equivalent) - High School Teaching in Physics and Chemistry (1971) - Faculty of Pedagogy, University of Saigon, Vietnam.

  • Developed flight software for various flight projects.
  • Developed software for robotic wheeled vehicle reseach projects.
  • Intergrated hardware & software for various research projects.
  • Developed scripts for extracting flight data.

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects:
2003 - Mars Exploration Rover
1996 - Pathfinder


  • Robotic wheeled vehicle software & hardware.
  • Software/Hardware Interface and Integration
  • Real-time systems.

  • NASA Group Achievement Awards:
    • MER Project: Third and Fourth Extended Mission Operations (2008)
    • MER Project: Second Extended Mission Operations (2005)
    • MER Project: First Extended Mission Operations (2004)
    • Mars Pathfinder Project: Micro-Rover Operations Team (1998)
    • Mars Pathfinder Project: Micro-Rover Flight Experiment Team (1997)
    • Mars Science Micro-Rover Demonstration Team (1993)
    • Telerobotics Technology Team (1989)
    • Shuttle Microgravity Flight Experiment Team (1986)
    • Low Cost Solar Energy Development Team (1984)
  • JPL Awards:
    • Mars Exploration Rovers Spot Award (2006)
    • Mars Pathfinder Micro-Rover (1998)
    • Mars Surveyor 2001(1999)

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